Definitions for "hemosiderosis"
The accumulation of abnormal amounts of hemosiderin in the tisssues. Several causes have been recognized.
excessive deposition of hemosiderin in bodily tissues. Hemosiderin is a molecule the body produces to sequester excess iron in a form that is inert. Hemosiderin can be metabolized to release the iron in response to anemia.[close window
A condition when hemosiderin (an iron containing pigment in blood cells) is deposited in the tissues due to the destruction of blood cells. It is generally in indication of chronic, rather than acute, hemorrhaging.
Hemosiderosis is a condition affecting the lungs which results in bleeding from tiny alveolar capillaries.